Krigia biflora orange dwarf dandelion Asteraceae KRBI; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001);


Krigia biflora.2008 © Peter M.

Krigia biflora.2008 © Peter M. (Accessed 1/2017).

Krigia biflora is a perennial herb 20-80 cm tall, somewhat waxy-pale, branched near middle. 

Leaves mostly basal, 4-25 cm long including stalk, 1-5 cm wide, elliptic to widest above middle, margin sometimes toothed or divided, stem leaves few, small, stalkless, clasping stem, the uppermost almost opposite inflorescence stalks. 

Flowers orange, all rays, showy, heads about 3 cm wide, bracteate base 0.7-1.4 cm, with 9-18 narrow bracts, flower stalks 2-7; blooms and fruits May-Oct. 

Fruit dry 1-seeded achene, seeds plumed with numerous unequal fragile, bristles. 

Wetland status: FACU. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open woods, roadside, fields.